Knoxville residents busted in Blount narcotics sting

By: Brian Gregory Email
By: Brian Gregory Email

MARYVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) A narcotics sting in Blount County puts two Knoxville residents behind bars, and could be evidence of a Kentucky-Tennessee drug connection.

Rodney D. Bullock, 29, and Amy Joy Maxwell, 36, were arrested Monday. Maxwell is charged with delivery of Oxycontin. Bullock is charged with criminal attempt to possess Oxycontin for resale, as well as possessing a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Blount County Sheriff Jim Berrong says Bullock met an undercover cop at a business in Alcoa, Monday, and tried to buy 250 Oxycontin pills for $7,000.

Bullock was carrying a gun when he was arrested, Maxwell was found in the parking lot, according to Berrong.

Sheriff Berrong says both suspects were being supplied drugs from someone in Kentucky and they, in turn, distributed them in East Tennessee. He says both suspects were looking for a new supplier in East Tennessee.

Maxwell and Bullock are being held on bond until a January 16th hearing.


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  • by Renee Location: Knoxville on Jan 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
    Does anyone have an update on this about Amy? I have been trying to follow what happened to her. I heard she is on probation for the charges.
  • by Renee Location: Knoxville on Jul 1, 2010 at 04:02 PM
    Who ever posted thanks so much. I have been looking for this article on her.
  • by Rosalita Location: Ga on Jan 16, 2008 at 02:23 PM
    I have been searching all over the internet for the story about the arrest of Tony Wayne Sexton, 56. He supposedly was picked up in Ohio and brought back to Blount Co. The Daily Times ran an article yesterday, January 15, 2008, but I have been unable to find it. Please help me.

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